Jan. 6 hearing says Trump knew plan to pressure Pence was illegal, continued anyway

With overwhelming new evidence, the committee on Thursday sought to draw a direct link between Trump’s actions and the attack on Capitol Hill, which it said seriously endangered the life of Vice President Mike Pence.

Vice President Liz Cheney, in her closing statement, previewed the evidence to come, promising information at their next hearing on Tuesday about Trump’s efforts to lobby Republican lawmakers, election officials and even officials. federal officials to corrupt the electoral vote.

“We will examine the Trump team’s determination to pass false material voters lists from multiple states to officials in the executive and legislative branches of our government,” she said, and “the pressure exerted on state lawmakers to that they meet to annul the legal election results”.

After establishing Pence on Thursday as an “honorable man” who had the courage to carry out his constitutional duty on Jan. 6 despite a pressure campaign and death threats, Cheney ended up drawing a stark contrast to Trump.

β€œAn honorable man receiving the information and advice Mr. Trump received from his campaign experts and staff, a man who loved his country more than himself would have conceded this election,” she said. “Indeed, we know that a number of President Trump’s closest aides have urged him to do so.”

ABC News

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